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Guarding the dignitaries, 1996

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 9, 2019

Michael Abrams ©Stars and Stripes
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March, 1996: Sgt. Jeffrey Hunter of the 501st Military Police Company out of Baumholder, Germany, provides security for the American delegation during a Bosnian Independence Day ceremony at the Tuzla stadium. On February 29, 1992, Bosnian Muslims and Croats voted for separation from Yugoslavia; since the vote took place in a leap year, the anniversary is marked on March 1. The 1996 celebration was the first one held in peacetime, following the Dayton agreement and the signing of a peace treaty in Paris in late 1995.

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A 1996 Stars and Stripes story about Bosnia's 1996 Independence Day celebration.
 

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